Love it: Sodashi Arabian Oud Body Oil

A new Sodashi product always takes time to come to fruition, mainly due to the absolute quest for perfection constantly adhered to by the company’s inspirational founder, the wonderful Megan Larsen.
Considered by many to be “the purest skincare brand in the world”, Sodashi is an Australian skincare company that has successfully harnessed the benefits of natural ingredients to produce effective, chemical-free skin care products and spa therapies since 1999. As a lover of those rare moments when all natural-meets-high performance in the world of beauty, I fell in love with it pretty much on sight, and have never looked back.
Sodashi products are formulated using a unique combination of biochemistry, aromatherapy and Ayurvedic principles, and are all produced at the company’s own laboratory in Fremantle in Western Australia. A Sanskrit word, Sodashi translates to ‘wholeness, purity and radiance’ – the values on which the company and its products are based. As well as producing beautiful, desirable products, their absolute commitment to working in harmony with nature is reflected across all areas of the business, a factor you can’t help but admire. Not a single synthetic chemical, preservative or fragrance is used in the Sodashi manufacturing process. Products are never tested on animals and Sodashi packaging is recyclable and printed with natural vegetable dyes, and they must be doing something right as the range is available at many of most exclusive resorts and spas worldwide.
With all that in mind, news of a new Sodashi product is always a reason for celebration, with the latest being the deeply therapeutic and really very luxe Arabian Oud Body Oil. At its heart is the gloriously rich complexity that makes Oud the most prized wood in aromatherapy. This is then complemented with the grounding aromas of Frankincense and Sandalwood and last up comes calming Rose, the combo making for a balanced, beautiful and surprisingly understated yet still-decadent blend. The above is added to the highest quality cold pressed botanical oils - macadamia, almond, apricot kernel and jojoba - for an ultra hydrating, super nourishing treat for all that ails you from the neck down. 
Having said that, it also works on the emotions - a factor common to all Sodashi products and what has made those that have tried the brand fall instantly in love. Oud has a profound ability to release stored emotions. It deeply calms and soothes the nervous system, making it the perfect tonic for tiredness and stress, bringing about a deep sense of renewal. It brings stillness, focus and clarity to the mind, and it is said that Buddha himself referred to the burning oil as the scent of Nirvana!
I have been using this beautiful blend on my skin at night after a bath for the dreamiest of sleeps, but you can also actually add a few drops  to your bath for an even more indulgent, super nourishing skin treat. You can reportedly also use it in the hair, which I haven’t tried as yet but damn, if it doesn’t sound divine. At NZD $159.00 for 100ml Arabian Oud Body Oil doesn’t come cheap, but when you consider the fact that at $9,200.00 per kilo, the pure Oud that Sodashi employs in this exquisite blend is one of the most expensive natural raw materials in the world, well... it is worth it. And then some.
It goes without saying that like all Sodashi products, Arabian Oud Body Oil is toxin-free and made using the highest quality plant oils and extracts ethically sourced from around the world. No synthetic chemicals, artificial preservatives, mineral oils or synthetic fragrances are used in the manufacture of the range and products are never tested on animals. Hurrah for that.
Sodashi Arabian Oud Body Oil is available now, for stockists visit 


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